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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tall mean? 

TALL (noun)
  The noun TALL has 1 sense:

1. a garment size for a tall person

  Familiarity information: TALL used as a noun is very rare.

TALL (adjective)
  The adjective TALL has 4 senses:

1. great in vertical dimension; high in stature
2. lofty in style
3. impressively difficult
4. too improbable to admit of belief

  Familiarity information: TALL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

TALL (noun)

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A garment size for a tall person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("tall" is a kind of...):

size (the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing))

TALL (adjective)

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Great in vertical dimension; high in stature

Context examples:

tall people / tall buildings / tall trees / tall ships


leggy; tall-growing ((of plants) having tall spindly stems)

long (of relatively great height)

long-stalked; tall-stalked (of plants having relatively long stalks)

stately; statuesque (of size and dignity suggestive of a statue)

leggy; long-legged; long-shanked (having long legs)

in height (having a specified height)

gangling; gangly; lanky; rangy (tall and thin and having long slender limbs)

full-length (accommodating the full height of the human figure)

tallish (somewhat tall)


big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

high ((literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high'))


height; stature ((of a standing person) the distance from head to foot)


short (low in stature; not tall)

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Lofty in style


grandiloquent; magniloquent; tall

Context example:

he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying


rhetorical (concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking)

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Impressively difficult

Context example:

a tall order


difficult; hard (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

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Too improbable to admit of belief


marvelous; improbable; marvellous; tall

Context example:

a tall story


incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)

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